[TriLUG] SATA HD RAID5 Controller for linux

Paul G. Szabady Paul at ThyService.com
Wed Jul 5 19:07:54 EDT 2006

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the reply!  Since I haven't received any other pros/cons, I
might just go with this option.  It seems like a good deal in comparison
and I now have at least one vote for it.  ;)

Also, the cage idea is great!  I had looked around at other options, but
they were all external and a bit too pricey for me.

@ Thy Service

> Hi Paul,
> I run an LSI Logic Megaraid 150-6 sata raid controller in my CentOS 4.3
> box. It runs like a champ...It is even backward-compatible with a 32-bit
> pci slot. If you are interested, check out the following links:
> Specs ->
> http://www.lsilogic.com/products/megaraid/sata_150_6.html
> NewEgg Open Box ->
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16816118011R
> NewEgg Retail ->
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16816118011
> Btw, make sure to buy the LSI Logic LSIBBU01 MegaRAID Battery Backup
> Module or a ups. Initially, I didn't have room for more than 4 drives
> either. So, I bought the following sata raid cage:
> http://www.pc-pitstop.com/sata_cages_enclosures/mb810skf.asp
> Cheers,
> Mike
> Paul G. Szabady wrote:
>>I'd like to reconfigure a server currently using software (CentOS 4.1)
>>raid5 to a hopefully easier to manage (and more stable?) hardware raid5
>>solution.    I have 4 serial ATA drives so I minimally need a 4 port
>> card.
>> I don't have room for more drives in this case, so I don't think a 6
>> port
>>card is necessary, however, if the cost difference is minimal, I'd go
>> with
>>the 6 port card.  I can always swap the chasis in the future if I need to
>>I've seen controllers that range from ~$100 (Highpoint Technologies
>>RocketRAID 1640 (rocketraid1640) Serial ATA Controller) at new egg to
>> over
>>$350 (Intel SRCS16 PCI 6-Channel Serial ATA RAID Controller) at intrex.
>>Is there anyone out there familiar with SATA cards, preferably in use,
>> and
>>have an opinion on which I should go with OR at least which one(s) to
>> stay
>>away from?
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